Carbonated Hydroxyapatite: Materials, Synthesis, and Applications, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Carbonated Hydroxyapatite

Materials, Synthesis, and Applications, 1st Edition

By Michael E. Fleet

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278 pages

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This book introduces recent advances in understanding the crystal structure of carbonate hydroxylapatite (also known as bone mineral), which forms the hard tissue of bones and teeth. Bone mineral is the reservoir for carbon dioxide in the body and maintains the concentration of mineral ions in body fluids at homeostasis. The detailed structure of b

Table of Contents

Introduction. Apatite-type Structure. Crystal Chemistry and Geochemistry. Synthesis of Carbonate Apatites. X-ray Structures. Chemical Spectroscopy. Carbonate Apatite Crystal Chemistry. Biological Apatites. Appendix I: Minerals within the Apatite Supergroup. Appendix II: Compositions of Some Apatites. Appendix III: Crystal Structure Data for Synthetic Carbonate Apatites (CHAP, CFAP). References Cited. Index.

About the Author

Michael Fleet was educated at Manchester University, UK, and enjoyed a scholarly career in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, where he is currently professor emeritus. He has published extensively in the general area of earth material science, using x-ray crystallography, laboratory synthesis and experimentation, and chemical spectroscopy as his primary research tools. Prof. Fleet's research interests have encompassed metal sulphides; geochemistry of gold, nickel, and platinum; high-pressure silicates; apatite; rare earth silicates; mica minerals; and boron. He is the author of Micas, volume 3A in the Rock-Forming Minerals series. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1996, awarded the Past Presidents' Medal of the Mineralogical Association of Canada in 1997, and appointed honorary professor at Jilin University, Changchun, P. R. China, in 2006.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Dentistry / Oral Surgery
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General